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Together we sat Under a leaking roof Misery, I and a broken heart * Two moons and a quarter Through the clanging of bells And the period of the sleigh We sat Quietly And the world watched While it raged outside, within And my heart bled out Slowly * Then ...

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KEPT WOMAN

I hear the whispers I see your sneers The disdain in your eyes and the contempt your upturned noses fling at me. * “Side chick!” one hisses. “Ashawo”, the other snarls. “Husband-snatching witch,” the whole room choruses in unison. * But, I also see the fear Carelessly hidden behind your ...

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SHAKEN

Oh my darling, do not be so shaken There is no solace here You will feel the rain and the heat The ground will not carry you forever And the sky will move away These bones will not forever anchor you And this skin will not always bind tightly These ...

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HUMAN

I do not know how to live I do not know how to exist as a person All I do well is sleep and be alone I am mesmerized at the people Who are able to live each day with such aplomb Able to find joy and peace in the ...

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Slowly…

Slowly, Our flame dwindled to embers Slowly Our embers became cold ash. Slowly, The love songs became mute, Slowly Hummed by lips of singing shadows bitter silence of another cold night Slowly, You became a familiar stranger Slowly, Transforming from the one that I knew to someone that I don’t. ...

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When It Comes To Love…

When it comes to love We have no say, no sense of mind There are no straight lines No rules No laid down guidelines We just love Many times without being loved in return We can’t help it Fools in love Isn’t that our slogan? We don’t think for once ...

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ESCAPE

I want to know joy To feel peace To grasp contentment To inhabit happiness I want to leave this skin behind To be free of this planted soul I want to shed my old selves To emerge in some new form devoid of me I want to be outside of ...

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A Moment

One moment, we are a race who sees beauty in everything The next, we have devolved into a race that sees beauty only in the vanity of appearance. * One moment, we speak philosophically The next, we mock our own wise words. * One moment, we weep over the empty ...

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END

In the end, you will leave You will say my arms have become thorns Too piercing to hold You will say I am no longer enough to drink in That my waters do not run deep enough In the end, you will say this face is too familiar That the ...

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MY LOVER

She’s a beauty to be awoken by Hovering over me, she drags me from sleep with a kiss This, world, is the way of my lover. * She is a true woman Rounded in her hips with soft lips Raised well by her mother, she never Lets a day go ...

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